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Do you feel that cool, crisp air? The leaves are changing colour, school is back in session, pumpkin spice is back on the menu; all signs that fall is here! Chilliwack boasts many family friendly autumn activities and attractions, and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourites. Pick out pumpkins with the family, connect with nature while experience the Fall Salmon run and soak in the scenic autumn views this season.

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly excitement, or a good scare, we’ve got you covered with these fun Autumn activities.

Chilliwack Corn Maze

41905 Yale Road West

August 15th – October 31st

Get lost in the Chilliwack Corn Maze while enjoying an interactive experience with passports and challenges as you navigate your way around. Stay afterwards for family friendly activities around the farm.

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

9423 Gibson Road

September 28th – October 31st

Visit Petey’s Pumpkin Patch for the perfect pumpkin this Halloween. Explore their corn mazes, train rides and other activities while you’re there! The kids are sure to have a blast!

Reaper’s Haunted Attraction

9423 Gibson Road

September 28th – October 31st

If you’re looking for a scare this Fall season, Reaper’s Haunted Attraction is the place! Are you brave enough to wander the Haunted House AND the Maze of Terror?

This is a must-see for families and individuals alike! Whether you’re a fish lover, or simply enjoy getting out in nature, witnessing salmon spawning is an incredible experience for everyone. Salmon spawning starts in early October.

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

5200 Sumas Prairie Road

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve boasts beautiful views, and often glimpses of wildlife. Check out the Rotary Interpretive Centre for more information about the Nature Reserve.

Peach Creek Rotary Trail

Lickman Rd, Vedder River Parking Lot

The Peach Creek Rotary Trail is about 1.7km long, following alongside Peach Creek. There are lots of fantastic salmon spawning viewing opportunities.

The Great Trail

The junctions of Slesse Creek and Tamihi Creek with the Chilliwack River.

The Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans-Canada Trail) spans across Canada. In Chilliwack, the Great Trail has many salmon spawning viewing opportunities along the route towards Chilliwack Lake.

Chilliwack River Hatchery

55205 Chilliwack Lake Road

The Chilliwack River Hatchery is a great place to see salmon spawning, and its very purpose is to help restore salmon populations to historic levels. Public tours are available.

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It’s the perfect season for hiking; the temperatures are more manageable, the peaks are still bare, and the views are incredible with the changing colours and mystical views. If you’re looking for a sense of serenity, or perhaps just some good exercise, these trails give you the opportunity for both! To learn more and explore other hiking trails, check out our hiking guide.

Vedder River greenway trails

The Vedder River Greenway Trails are made up of a network of easy paths with minimal elevation gain that follow the Vedder River for about 8km, boasting beautiful views all along the way.

Lexw qwò:M Park / Thaletel

Designed for mountain bikers, hikers, picnickers, day users and dog walkers, the park features two trails, one a 400m loop trail that connects the two old water intakes, and the second a 3km mixed-use trail known as Thaletel that hikers can climb and mountain bikers can descend.

Community Forest

The Community Forest consists of several trail loops, ranging from beginner to moderate. Whether you’re with family or friends, biking or on foot, the Community Forest has a trail you’ll love. It’s a great walk for the whole family to get out for fresh air.

Bridlewood / Salmon Ridge

This short woodsy trail leads you from Chilliwack Lake Road to the subdivisions of Promontory, making it a great fitness trail that doesn’t take you too far from out from the city.

Mt. Thom Park

Mt.Thom offers two trail options; a beginner trail that leads up to spectacular views from the top of Mt. Thom, or a moderate route that leads to the top and back from Promontory. Both are sure to grant beautiful views!

For more trip planning ideas and to explore Chilliwack’s offerings, visit Tourism Chilliwack.

And as always, don’t forget to #ShareChilliwack on social media to share you adventures with us!

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